Braised Tofu Slabs
Servings Prep Time
4 5minutes
Cook Time
8-10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 5minutes
Cook Time
8-10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Rinse tofu and drain excess water; slice cross ways into eight slabs. The easiest way to get them even is to cut the block in half, cut the halves in half, etc.
  2. Lay the slabs of tofu on a couple of paper towels and cover with more towels and press lightly to remove any extra moisture.
  3. Combine soy sauce with garlic and onion powder in a shallow dish.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan and coat with a very small amount of oil or preheat oven to 400° depending on your choice for cooking.
  5. To Fry: dip each tofu slab in the soy sauce mix and turn to coat both sides (let it set briefly or turn more than once to absorb more flavor). Bread both sides in the nutritional yeast flakes, and then if using, the sesame seeds, dip both sides in the seeds and then lay in your fry pan. Cook until lightly browned on each side on a medium-low heat as the sesame seeds will burn easily. They work best when baking in the oven. Don’t turn too soon or the seeds and flakes will remain on the pan. They turn better with a fork than a pancake turner.*
  6. To Bake: repeat the same process as for frying, except lay the breaded tofu on a lightly sprayed baking sheet and cook in a hot oven of 400° for about 12 minutes on the first side and about 8 minutes when you have turned them over. Use a fork for turning. I like using lightly sprayed parchment paper.*
Recipe Notes

*Whether frying or baking, they need to cook enough for the yeast flakes and seeds to adhere well when you turn them.